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statins

Can statins stifle healthy habits?

Some who take medication for high cholesterol or blood pressure might stop exercising or gain weight in later years.

Patient Story

‘I’m telling everyone who will listen’

After a 99% blockage and double bypass, James Cook turns his health around by cutting dairy, oil and meat from his diet.

Statins may help people with COPD live longer

Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent.

Stopping statins after stroke may raise risk

Large study serves as warning for survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds.

Study: More young adults need statins

Younger patients are less likely to get a prescription, even when their cholesterol levels rise too high.

Pancreatitis by way of gallstones?

Study also shows statins can increase risk of pancreatitis.

New medication lowers ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol

A heart doctor who knows says the sky may be the limit for these pills as they hold fewer side effects for patients.

CDC: Number of Americans taking statins keeps rising

Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says.

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